Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

BRICS to launch World Bank and IMF rivals

With thanks to  our Advisory Board member,  author/economist,Frank Bracho, Venezuela ‘s former ambassador to  India ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Americas BRICS to launch World Bank and IMF rivals Russia and Brazil throw weight behind proposal to rival Western-run institutions, a day before summit in Fortaleza. Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 …

Most Americans Support Action on Global Warming

  Today we are releasing the third report from our latest national survey. In Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies, November 2013, we report that most Americans support national action on global warming: Most Americans (83%) say the U.S. should make an effort to reduce global warming, even if it …

Sustainable Development Update – 3 February 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

UN Scientific Advisory Board Holds Inaugural Meeting 31_January 2014: The first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set out a calendar for its work, and discussed means to tighten the linkage between the science and policy, as well as to define priority scientific issues for …

Sustainable Development Update – 26 November 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 26 November 2013 UN-NGLS Publishes Policy Briefs for OWG 5 23_November 2013: Based on three consultations with civil society, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has produced two papers to inform the fifth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable …

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers When we examine the full costs of public programs that pay for disaster relief and recovery from extreme weather events—ad hoc disaster assistance appropriations, flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection, and state run “residual market” insurance programs—we can begin to understand the price to U.S. …

Positive Money Supporter CONFERENCE in London on Saturday 1st March 2014

  Save the Date: Next Positive Money Supporter Conference on Saturday 1st March 2014     We are continuing to build the Positive Money Community, and next March over 200 Positive Money members will gather together for a day of making new friends, sharing experiences and challenges, and learning about where …

The Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks

The Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks Posted on August 5, 2013 by Ellen Brown The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model globally. In Cyprus, …

MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS

MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS New York, Jun 28 2013  2:00PM Remittances — the money sent by migrants to theirhome countries — could generate $30 billion annually for investment inrural areas if initiatives were scaled up, according to the United Nationsagency that works to …

Small business owners support Obama’s clean energy and environmental policies, poll shows Charles Dharapak/AP – Most entrepreneurs support the administration’s proposals to curb global warming and invest in clean energy, according to a new poll. 0 Share to Facebook Share on Twitter Add to PersonalPost Save to Kindle Share via Email …